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John Leggett writings

 Collection
Call Number: YCAL MSS 486

Scope and Contents

The John Leggett writings contain drafts and proofs for Leggett's first three novels, Wilder Stone, The Gloucester Branch, and Who Took the Gold Away, published from 1960 to 1969.

Dates

  • 1960-1969

Creator

Conditions Governing Access

The materials are open for research.

Conditions Governing Use

The John Leggett Writings is the physical property of the Beinecke Rare Book and Manuscript Library, Yale University. Literary rights, including copyright, belong to the authors or their legal heirs and assigns. For further information, consult the appropriate curator.

Immediate Source of Acquisition

Gift of John Leggett, 1960 to 1969.

Arrangement

Arranged alphabetically by title.

Associated Materials

John Leggett Papers, MsC 503, Special Collections Department, University of Iowa.

Extent

3.13 Linear Feet (8 boxes)

Language of Materials

English

Catalog Record

A record for this collection is available in Orbis, the Yale University Library catalog

Persistent URL

http://hdl.handle.net/10079/fa/beinecke.leggett

Overview

The John Leggett writings contain drafts and proofs for Leggett's first three novels, Wilder Stone (1960), The Gloucester Branch (1964), and Who Took the Gold Away (1969).

John Leggett (1917-)

John Leggett was born November 11, 1917, in New York, N.Y. to Bleecker Noel and Dorothy (Mahar) Leggett. Leggett attended Andover, received an A.B. from Yale University in 1942, and served in the U.S. Naval Reserve from 1942 to 1945. He married Mary Lee Fahnestock in 1948, with whom he had three children. They divorced in 1986, and Leggett married Edwina Bennington of San Francisco.

Leggett was an editor and publicity director for Houghton Mifflin Company in Boston from 1950 to 1960 and an editor at Harper & Row Publishing in New York from 1960 to 1967. In 1969 Leggett became a professor of English and the director of the Writers' Workshop at the University of Iowa, Iowa City, serving in those capacities until 1987.

Leggett's published writings include Wilder Stone (1960), The Gloucester Branch (1964) , Who Took the Gold Away (1969), Ross and Tom: Two American Tragedies (1974), and Gulliver House (1979).

Biographical information taken from John Leggett Papers, MsC 503, Special Collections Department, University of Iowa.

Processing Information

The collection received preliminary processing at the time of acquisition. Further organization, rehousing, and description was carried out in 2011.

Formerly classed as Za Leggett.
Title
Guide to the John Leggett Writings
Author
by Beinecke staff
Date
July 2011
Description rules
Describing Archives: A Content Standard
Language of description note
Finding aid written in English.

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Location

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Access Information

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